Captain Abu Raed (2007) + The Hedgehog (2009) [double feature]
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-19, 2013:
Writer/director Amin Matalqa and music composer
Austin Wintory will be appearing IN PERSON both nights!
CAPTAIN ABU RAED
2007, Jordan, 102 minutes, 35mm, NeoClassics Films
Written and directed by Amin Matalqa
Starring Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan
Music by Austin Wintory
In Arabic with English subtitles
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm
Winner, 2008 Sundance Film Festival:
World Cinema Audience Award
Winner, 2008 Seattle International Film Festival:
"A humanistic triumph...a stirring tribute to the invisible people in our world who might end up changing our lives."
- Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
"Feels like something Dickens might have written, if he had lived in the cinema age: it's both tear-jerking and oddly spiritual."
- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
PLUS, on the same program:
2009, France, 98 minutes, 35mm, NeoClassics Films
Written and directed by Mona Achache
Based on Muriel Barbery's novel
Starring Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa, Ariane Ascaride, Garance Le Guillermic, Anne Brochet
In French with English subtitles
Wed & Thu: 9:45 pm
Winner, 2010 Seattle International Film Festival
and 2010 COLCOA Film Festival
"Whimsical and touching Mona Achache's adaptation is wistful perfection."
- Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
"Suggests a sort of Gallic Harold and Maude."
- Stephen Holden, The NY Times
"A film that gives you everything: laughs, tears, charm and -- best of all -- the unexpected."
- James van Maanen, TrustMovies
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036